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Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 7:18pm
viewed by my observations in the last few years.... am I right that A1 are more prone to have so called egg-shaped headforms, are smaller and less density of their bones ??)
A2 are taller and possess more often larger heads,hips and a higher bone density??)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 7:21pm; Reply: 1
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A1 versus type A2
10 variations of type A blood. The most common is A2 (the majority, 90% of A's being A1), though there are also variations labeled "A-x" and "A-Bantu" which are occasionally seen in Africans. These minor variations may have been reactions to malaria and other parasitic diseases of the blood found in North Africa you can transfuse A1 into A2 and vice versa. A2 is found most commonly in Scandinavians, and so pops up a lot in Swedes, some English, Danes, etc. As it apparently developed from A's migratng to colder climate, it seems to be a more complete adaptation to fish in the diet, and perhaps meat. BTW A's AND AB's can be either A1 or A2, hence if you are AB you can be a A2B or an A1B. blood is type A, a separate sample is mixed with a reagent called "A2 lectin" (Dolichos biflorens). If the A slide agglutinates with this, it is A2. This demonstrates the incredible specificity of certain lectins; not only can they agglutinate one blood type over another, they can often agglutinate one subtype of a blood type over another!
Some A's say they feel better after protein, yet I believe that they are still essentially out of balance until they can function as well without it.
Posted by: DoS, Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 8:34pm; Reply: 2
I'm out of balance...

I am an A1. I have a square non-egg head, brachi for that matter. I am not too tall at 6'2". I don't have large dense bones, but my hips are more in line with my shoulders, not significantly smaller like in some people.

The one thing I want to understand is Type A's with big chest cavities/shoulder blade area.

I know two that look a little hunch-back. Their shoulder ride sorta high, and the cavity sticks out the back but then when it you follow the body down it goes in a lot back to normal stomach/low back and legs.

It is a Type A specific thing thus far...

When you look at Dr. D from the side he does not have this at all. He looks normal. People that have this feature often look odd because their arms are not that big in comparison. Even an obese Gatherer is typically not as deep around the shoulders.

Their shirts tend to drape a lot in the back if not overweight.

Almost like this, but ignore the other parts of the photos, this guy has some serious health issues. The Type A people I know (including myself to some degree) are not quiet this pronounced as there isn't really any deformity but posture and balance of the body is not like most people. [urlhttp://www.medicaljournals.se/acta/content/files/web/3428-web-images/3428Fig1_opt.jpeg]Just the shoulder/ribcage area[/url]
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 10:22pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Amazone I.
viewed by my observations in the last few years.... am I right that A1 are more prone to have so called egg-shaped headforms, are smaller and less density of their bones ??)
A2 are taller and possess more often larger heads,hips and a higher bone density??)


Compare your observations with me

Well, here I am, an A2.....5'2 1/.2 inches tall....very thin bones....was a super thin child....maybe
a little overweight as an adult, (10 pounds overweight that I never lost after having 2 children) but now pretty much at my natural weight and people think of me
as petite and thin.  My "fat" was in butt and thighs...but I have a long torso, small waist and flat stomach.
My neck is long and I have long arms....long fingers.
Posted by: SandrAruba, Thursday, December 8, 2011, 1:43am; Reply: 4
Speaking of A1/A2, while cleaning I found this little piece of paper that I got from the bloodbank when I asked them to check my lewis (I turned out to be Le a+ b-), but that not also says
A1-cell - 0, B-cell 4+

Does that mean I am A2? (if it does I can add it to my Swami)

It also says Anti-D 4+ Rh Cont 0, no idea what that means.

And under the A-B-O it says Anti A 4+ and Anti-B 0.
Posted by: Spring, Thursday, December 8, 2011, 3:38pm; Reply: 5
Some A's say they feel better after protein, yet I believe that they are still essentially out of balance until they can function as well without it.

Function without protein? What?
Posted by: DoS, Thursday, December 8, 2011, 6:34pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Spring
Some A's say they feel better after protein, yet I believe that they are still essentially out of balance until they can function as well without it.

Function without protein? What?


Function without significant amounts I am sure... or go forgo it from time to time.
Posted by: Lin, Thursday, December 8, 2011, 6:49pm; Reply: 7
Chloe,
We are very similar build.
I don't know if I'm A2 though, but think I might be as I have trouble with gluten and dairy.
I'm 5'3. Thin bones, always been on thin side except when pregnant.
People tell me I'm small/thin. Fat tends to be in butt/thighs also.
Also long torso, small waist and flat stomach. Neck longer than some people, not sure I'd call it long.
Lin
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, December 8, 2011, 11:00pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from Lin
Chloe,
We are very similar build.
I don't know if I'm A2 though, but think I might be as I have trouble with gluten and dairy.
I'm 5'3. Thin bones, always been on thin side except when pregnant.
People tell me I'm small/thin. Fat tends to be in butt/thighs also.
Also long torso, small waist and flat stomach. Neck longer than some people, not sure I'd call it long.
Lin


Our body builds are very typical of a Teacher genotype.  I don't know if this would be specific for A2s.  I have trouble with gluten and dairy too but not sure if this is related to being an A2 or just my particular intolerance issues. Lin, do you know your genotype?
Posted by: DoS, Friday, December 9, 2011, 1:26am; Reply: 9
Anyone notice what I am talking about with the strange torso on Type A's??????
Posted by: DoS, Friday, December 9, 2011, 1:50am; Reply: 10
What are you talking about? I am talking about profiling the differences between people, not some sorta self esteem whatever.
Posted by: Lin, Monday, January 9, 2012, 6:50pm; Reply: 11
Chloe, I sometimes come out Explorer depending on health issues/lab results, but more often as Teacher, both come out around 44-46%.   I guess you are right I may just have the intolerance to Dairy/Gluten and not be A1. One of these days I might do more of the tests and try to find out.
Lin
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, January 9, 2012, 7:55pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from Lin
Chloe, I sometimes come out Explorer depending on health issues/lab results, but more often as Teacher, both come out around 44-46%.   I guess you are right I may just have the intolerance to Dairy/Gluten and not be A1. One of these days I might do more of the tests and try to find out.
Lin


Even if you're tested and wind up to be an A2, I'm thinking your SWAMI will still list dairy and
gluten grains and many will be considered diamonds.. That's been my SWAMI experience.  I was given a list of cow's milk cheeses and many wheat and gluten grain options.  I just don't eat them.

It's probably a bit more typical for an A2 to be a Teacher, according to what my SWAMI says
about fitting the profile of a Teacher....but still, there isn't a huge amount of data compiled
regarding the subtype A2. I just know I do best on fish as my protein...pretty good on beans..
half good/half bad on grains...best on millet although my SWAMI doesn't reflect this at all...
okay on brown rice, although I feel drugged sometimes from eating it often...I'm highly reactive
to eggs...not particularly good on chicken but do very well on turkey.  Trial and error has
let me know which foods don't bother my joints...don't give me a stuffy nose, don't make me
itch or feel tired...and don't alter my mood.
Posted by: Lin, Monday, January 9, 2012, 9:30pm; Reply: 13
Chloe,
you are probably right about the dairy/gluten still being listed whether A1/A2.
I guess I don't need to worry so much about that.
Like you I don't eat foods I know I react to.  I was off eggs for quite a while and then the Acupuncturist told me she thought I could eat them again but may  need help with the protein, so I reintroduced them and at first there was an adjustment but I believe I'm okay with them now as far as I can tell.  I don't eat a lot at this point. But cow's milk is a real avoid. I do best with fish also, but do have small amounts of turkey/chicken.  I've noticed the "stuffy nose" reaction at times to foods.  
Millet also works well for me, and brown rice, and buckwheat.  
As you say a lot of trial and error, and sometimes hard to figure out which food is doing what.
Lin
Lin
Posted by: cajun, Monday, January 9, 2012, 9:43pm; Reply: 14
Did SandrAruba ever get any help with her question????? ??)
I will be having my serotyping done soon and want to know what all of that "jargon" means, also! ;)
Posted by: Easy E, Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 1:50pm; Reply: 15
I am of Lebanese and English-Irish descent and my bt is A2.  Interesting about the north africa malaria adaption thing and prob a celtic thing.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 5:02pm; Reply: 16
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Did SandrAruba ever get any help with her question?????


did you follow the thread? helpful links were given.....check it out
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 7:33pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from Easy E
I am of Lebanese and English-Irish descent and my bt is A2.  Interesting about the north africa malaria adaption thing and prob a celtic thing.


I'm asking this question because we're both A2...Easy E, do you have any food sensitivities?  How do you do with gluten grains and dairy?  Our backgrounds are very different... My ancestors are from Russia/Poland/Hungary/Austria.

Posted by: Easy E, Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 1:25am; Reply: 18
It depends on the grains.  Certain rioux and a lot of floury things tend to make my stomach feel sour.  I don't drink milk at all and haven't long before learning about this diet.  Even as a little kid my mom would make me drink it sometimes and i did not like it without chocolate in it!

Certain beers irritate my esophagus, while others go down just fine and feel great.

In high school i drank milk to bulk up, but i was always feeling full and bloated.  I gained a lot more muscle not drinking any milk at all and using fruit smoothies with creatine powder.

I avoid most cheese unless it is mozerella or swiss or american on occassion in small amounts (even before the gtd).  I am lactose intolerant and cannot eat other cheeses without gagging.

Gluten doesn't seem to cause any outright problems, but it probably isn't good for me.  

As a small kid i liked meats and fruits and breads and the like.  I always liked plain foods.  Eating too much meat (steaks and beefs and heavy meats) seems to not be good, as well as not eating enough of it.  

I have senstivities, but i don't think allergies i would say to any foods.
Posted by: cajun, Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 4:39am; Reply: 19
I read this thread. After SandrAruba asked if her Lewis test meant she was A1 or A2
there were no answers or links. ::) ??)

EasyE, I am assuming from the quote by Dr. D that being A2 may have something to do with your English ancestry. ??)

So, unless the bit of Irish/English trumps the French/Italian/Jewish/Native American in me, I will assume I am A1.
Posted by: balletomane, Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 10:25am; Reply: 20
Quoted from Lola
A2 is found most commonly in Scandinavians, and so pops up a lot in Swedes, some English, Danes, etc. As it apparently developed from A's migratng to colder climate, it seems to be a more complete adaptation to fish in the diet, and perhaps meat.


I'm sure my Swedish husband (likely to be an A2) would love to find out if indeed he can have more meat ;D He sometimes has cravings for a lot of meat--especially beef, but because he's still an A with low level of stomach acid, instinctively he would go days on end without eating much at all, and thus skipping meat altogether for some days. According to him, he eats "like a lion" (feast or famine)!!!  ;D

Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 12:17pm; Reply: 21
ooh wow Easy E... do you have some redish curley hairs ??) ;) ;D...sorry couldn't resist....I do have some lebanese friends here  ;D ;D so I tried to immagine your look ;) but I presume it must be beautiful  :D.....
Posted by: Easy E, Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 12:33pm; Reply: 22
Nah, its dark brown and wavy, but it has some gray in it (my moms side greys early but keeps the hair).  
Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 12:41pm; Reply: 23
thanx for your reply  ;) ;D(clap)
Posted by: Hampus, Sunday, February 26, 2012, 8:49am; Reply: 24
Yeah, A1 has a smaller build than A2.

Read a book about blood types that wasn´t written by Dr. D, and in that book A2 was described as physical specimen. I thinks A2 builds muscles easy.
And it is written that A2 is closer to O in characteristics.

My dad is an A2 (lives in Northern Sweden) and he loves meat, butter. He is pretty tall, got dark hair and has got a big head. Before I used to say that since he is an A+ "you shouldn´t eat so much elk, hare venison, wildfowl butter etc,". But now that his Haplopgroup Q M242 is from Siberia I think his body is suited for a more meat based diet. (He got thick blood though, perhaps to thick, any suggestions for making the blood thinner would be appreciated).

Akhenaten Tutankhamun, Smenkhare
Both mummies share the same rare blood type (group A2, and both with the serum antigen MN), http://heritage-key.com/blogs/veigapaula/king-tuts-medical-history-and-autopsy-report
Posted by: grey rabbit, Sunday, February 26, 2012, 2:14pm; Reply: 25
DoS your link didn't work.

Didn't see any response to Sandra
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did you follow the thread? helpful links were given.....check it out


Interesting thread. I did well as a pescatarian, but I've added back turkey and seeming to do well with it. When I track my food intake I am always high in the protein area but I'm right where I want to be size/health wise. Makes me wonder if I'm an A2, all my ancestors (that I'm aware of) are Northern Europe, English/Irish/Scottish.
Posted by: Chloe, Sunday, February 26, 2012, 6:44pm; Reply: 26
http://www.rhesusnegative.net/work/european-haplogroup-r1b-found-in-king-tuts-dna/
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